The community care connection
Reaching patients where they live is one of UT Southwestern’s goals with its neighborhood Clinical Center program. Next up are new locations in Fort Worth and Frisco, Texas, joining existing centers in Richardson/Plano, Las Colinas, and the Park Cities.
The advantage of the neighborhood-based clinics is that they allow UT Southwestern patients to get the world-class health care available at the downtown Dallas campus closer to home and tailored to the services most in-demand for the area. UT Southwestern physicians are able to bring the high-quality services of UT Southwestern into the local community, offering a mix of both primary and specialty care at each location.
The Clinical Centers are operated on patient-centered medical home principles, a holistic approach to health care that focuses on the management of chronic illnesses and the coordination of care so that individuals stay healthier while avoiding costly hospitalizations.
“In order to effectively serve our community, we need to have services available off-campus where they can be more accessible,” said Dr. Bruce Meyer, Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs, who holds the T.C. Lupton Family Professorship in Patient Care, in Honor of Dr. John Dowling McConnell and Dr. David Andrew Pistenmaa. “At the same time, it improves efficiency and promises a more comprehensive way of taking care of patients. The clinics are an integral piece of our commitment to improve outcomes, decrease costs, and ultimately take better care of our patients.”
The Fort Worth center will be the first building on the 6.3-acre site of the recently announced UT Southwestern Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center at Fort Worth, made possible by an extraordinary $25 million commitment from W.A. “Tex” Moncrief Jr. Located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Main Street, the center is expected to be completed in September 2016 and will offer the expertise of UT Southwestern faculty specialty physicians at a multidisciplinary outpatient facility.
The Frisco center, to be located at Lebanon Road and the Dallas North Tollway, will be a 250,000-square-foot medical office building. It is targeted to open in 2018.
Existing centers include:
- The Clinical Center at Richardson/Plano, which features behavioral health, cancer, neurology, obstetric/gynecologic, primary care, sports medicine, and urology services.
- The Las Colinas Obstetrics/Gynecology Clinic, a full-service practice, treating the full range of obstetric and gynecologic conditions.
- The Clinical Center at Park Cities, which features cardiology, general internal medicine, obstetric/gynecologic, and rheumatology services.